Meditation Made Easy For Beginners

Meditation is often thought of as a religious practice but while it can be used as part of religious worship, you don’t need to believe in higher powers to meditate. Meditation provides a means of cultivating the spirit.

Can I Really Meditate Even If I Am Not Suitable For Meditation?

Simply put, meditation IS for everyone. No matter where you are coming from, no matter what your background is (education, social status, personal history, earning power, gender and age), you can learn meditation just like the next door neighbor who is boasting about all those great benefits that he got from his meditation practice.

How to Begin With Meditation

Meditation is a mental practice used to get beyond the thinking mind into a deeper state of awareness. A common form of meditation is concentration meditation. This is the easiest for beginners to do. Part of the idea of meditation is to develop concentration so that you can control distractions. The meditator tries to keep one’s mind on a single point of focus. The point of focus could be a short repetitive prayer, one’s breath, a breath count, qi energy flows, or anything else.

Meditation: A Self Improvement Staple

On the way to self discovery, there are many people who rely on Meditation as a means of relaxation and clarity of the mind. Often, it is in this state of relaxation that we examine ourselves, our lives and the world around us. There are many different ways to Meditate, but the common denominator for all of these ways is relaxation and reflection.

Three Ways To Learn Meditation

Meditation is an ancient art which has been carried on to our modern generations because numerous studies have shown that there are many great health benefits to meditating regularly. We know that the ancient sages and gurus had mainly one way of meditating: to sit quietly in a secluded place for a long time until they attained what is called ‘enlightenment’.

Meditation and Your Health: How to Reduce Stress With Meditation

Imagine for a moment that you are holding your arm out to the side and you just hold it there. No big deal, right? But keep holding it there, and keep holding it there, and keep holding it there. With time your arm will begin to ache and become painful. Unless you do something, you will have to put your arm down because the pain will be too intense. Stress is very much like this.

Burning Incense As A Way Of Enhancing Meditation

Burning incense is a great way of preparing yourself and the space you are going to use for meditation. It is a practice that has been used since ancient times throughout many ancient cultures. Frankincense is a favorite for meditation practitioners and is also known as one of the gifts that Jesus received upon his birth from the three wise men from the East.

Let the Way of Zen Teach You How to Relax

The way of Zen shows you how to relax. We are living in a stressful world because our minds are preoccupied with thoughts of the past, such as memories of good and bad experiences, as well as thoughts of the future, such as worries. Zen living is to embrace all that life offers, whether they are good or bad experiences, and live in the present to the fullest, doing your very best without anticipating the outcome.

Understanding the Ordinary Mind

The Ordinary Mind is a chaotic jumble of fragmented thoughts, emotions, regrets, desires, and memories of past experiences, which are only occasionally recognized for the mishmash of half-conceived ideas, undeveloped thoughts, and unconscious ramblings they are. Fleeting, unsubstantial, and very difficult to sort through, they compete for your attention and drain your energy when you attempt to focus on a specific thought or idea. Trying to concentrate is an effort in futility as your stream of consciousness generates more and more thoughts, each one competing for your attention. Often when you do manage to focus on a certain idea or thought your feelings, emotions, or desires get in the way.

How to Overcome Obstacles That Keep Us From Meditating

There are many reasons why we don’t do things that we know are good for us. When I first was exposed to meditation, at about 19 years of age, I was working on my first academic degree. I had begun studying the positive effects of meditation. My exposure to meditation was very scientific, very medical.

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